Boxing: Gennady Golovkin & Saul Alvarez Fight Ended In A Controversial Draw

Boxing: Gennady Golovkin & Saul Alvarez Fight Ended In A Controversial Draw

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Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin provided a stunning show

Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fought to a draw in the hotly-anticipated world middleweight title showdown in Las Vegas. Golovkin was bidding to defend his WBC, WBA and IBF belts against Alvarez in the bout at the T-Mobile Arena.

 But the match was controversially deemed too close to call, with the judges declaring a split draw at the end of 12 rounds despite Golovkin appearing to be the dominant force throughout the match.

The scores declared by the judges were: 118-110 (Alvarez), 115-113 (Golovkin) and 114-114.

Golovkin wants a rematch after being denied a 38th straight win of his unbeaten career. “Look at my belts. I’m still champion. I pressured every round. Of course I want a rematch. I want a true fight,” he said. “I won seven or eight rounds, easily!”

Boxing icons Manny Pacquiao and Lennox Lewis agreed with his assessment, both tweeting their disgust at the decision with Lewis insinuating that it was a home decision in favour of Mexico’s Alvarez that he should have lost with stats showing he was outpunched by the hard-hitting Kazakh.

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